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91a1011 – 6612   Parapheromia falsata McDunnough, 1920

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Northern AZ to south-central NM (Rindge 1968: fig. 55).
Type locality: Palmerlee, Huachuca Mountains,Cochise Co., AZ.
Similar Species:
  • Parapheromia ficta Rindge, 1972
  • Parapheromia configurata (Hulst, 1898)
  • Mericisca gracea Hulst, 1896
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Parapheromia falsata McDunnough, 1920
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1920. Studies in North American Cleorini (Geometridae). Dominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture Branch, Technical Bulletin No. 18: 18.
  • Rindge, F.H., 1972. A revision of the moth genus Mericisca (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 149(4): 149; figs. 37, 38 (spread); 45 (♂ gen.); 53 (♀ gen.).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Parapheromia falsata
Charles W. Melton
Parapheromia falsata
– Bob Belmont
Parapheromia falsata
30mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Parapheromia falsata
33mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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